August a month of weather contrasts
August was a month of two halves, according to Laurieston Weather Centre.
Warmest day came on the third, when a temperature of 23C was recorded.
Coldest night fell on the 30th, when the mercury dropped to 2.3C.
Average maximum for the month, 18.6C and average minimum, 10.6C, were both very close to the long term mean.
Meanwhile, rainfall was 150.8mm - around 30 per cent higher than expected.
Meteorologist Geoff Monk said: “I can sum up August in two words – cloudy and wet.
“Temperatures were nothing to write home about.
“Warmer days and nights up to the 19th were balanced out by a colder end to the month.
“The temperature never rose above 15C from the 23rd to the 25th.”
Mr Monk also reported that nearby Corsock recorded a grass frost on the 30th. The station beside the River Urr logged a ground temperature of -1C and an air temperature of +1C.